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A spark of light : a novel

( Book
Toronto : Random House Canada, 2018.  |  

Includes bibliographical references.

At Mississippi's sole remaining women's reproductive services clinic, a gunman bursts in and takes its patients and staff hostage. The stories that brought these individuals to the clinic vary, from a woman awaiting cancer screening results to a protestor hoping to catch the clinic in a scandal that could be used in a pro-life campaign. Then there is the police hostage negotiator, whose daughter is also trapped inside the facility, and the gunman himself, who has a vendetta to carry out. Meanwhile, across the state, a seventeen-year-old woman lands in the hospital after an attempt to self-terminate her pregnancy and is subsequently charged by the pro-life DA for the murder of her unborn child. They, too, are connected to the events unfolding in the clinic. As the book moves backward in time, each chapter set one hour earlier than the last, we learn how all these people and their stories are unwittingly connected--and that none of these characters' reasons for being where they are at this fateful place and time are exactly what it appears at first glance."-- Provided by publisher.

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Available copies

  • 2 copies at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Lincoln Public Libraries.

2 current holds with 12 total copies.


Related Subjects

Hostage negotiations
Fathers and daughters
Women's health services

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